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72 x 10 = 720.

## Poster: Ernie Bo-Peep Date: Sep 2, 2011 6:46pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72 Grrrrr

Isn't there 73 discs?

73 x 10 = 730

## Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 2, 2011 7:43pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72 Grrrrr -- It's the New Math!!!

Hey, I've come up with another rationalization! It was really a test of the forum ... both mathematically and GD triva-wise! Yeah, um, that's the ticket. But people, people, it took you something like 15 hours (note the important qualifier, "something like," which is included for purposes of CYA) ...

And anyways, you're still WRONG, because you don't understand New Math. (Many of you are parents, and really should have.) It goes like this:

73 x 10 =
take a piece of paper and some scissors, cut paper into 73 pieces =
gather in a group of 5 appropriately gendered, ethnically diverse students (one is Chaz Bono) =
discuss it with your group, having each of them decide if each disc is merely itself or double the fun or ten times the fun =
come to a consensus =
conclude the answer is 7463.5 =
subtract points for paper sleeves and phone hold music =
7200

See? I was right originally.

Then recycle the 73 pieces of paper in the project into new CD sleeves. Everyone gets an A. Unless they thought the answer was 720 or 730. End of school day.

Incidentally, I am doubling my consulting fees, using my own New Math methods. Have your kid's school district contact me any time.

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-09-03 02:43:31